Sevilla have confirmed they will take legal action against Vitolo, Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas after the winger’s controversial transfer to Madrid.
The Spain international moved to Atletico in a €37.5m deal earlier this month just days after the Andalucians stated he had signed a new five-year deal with the club.
The 27-year-old will now play with hometown club Las Palmas on loan until January due to Atleti’s registration ban, ensuring he will play at the Sanchez Pizjuan twice next season.
"The board of directors have agreed to take legal action against those who have intervened in the departure of Vitolo from the club,” read a Sevilla statement.
“They are the player himself, his father, the representation agency Bahia and the clubs Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas.
"The club has already entrusted two law firms to the case to defend the interests of the club. Sevilla FC reached a renewal agreement with Vitolo on July 10, endorsed by written documentation, which the player decided to break unilaterally."
Vitolo joined Sevilla from Las Palmas in a €3.2m deal in 2013 and has since gone on to establish himself in Spain’s first team.